Physical Therapy Assistant Salaries

Physical Therapy Assistant Salaries

Median annual Physical Therapy Assistant salaries were about $52,000 in May 2010. The lowest 10 percent earned a Physical Therapy Assistant salary of  less than about $32,000 and the highest 10 percent earned more than about $73,00.


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual Physical Therapy Assistant wages in the industries employing the largest numbers
of Physical Therapy Assistants in May 2012 were:
Industry Employment  Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 29,150 4.05 $24.55 $51,050
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 16,200 0.31 $23.81 $49,520
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 7,770 0.47 $27.66 $57,540
Home Health Care Services 5,770 0.49 $29.20 $60,730
Offices of Physicians 3,660 0.15 $23.84 $49,590

Physical Therapy Assistant pay
for industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation in 2012 were:
Industry Employment  Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage 
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 29,150 4.05 $24.55 $51,050
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,190 0.95 $25.51 $53,070
Home Health Care Services 5,770 0.49 $29.20 $60,730
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 7,770 0.47 $27.66 $57,540
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 16,200 0.31 $23.81 $49,520

Physical Therapy Assistant earnings
for top paying industries for this
occupation in 2012 were:
Industry Employment  Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage 
Home Health Care Services 5,770 0.49 $29.20 $60,730
Employment Services 840 0.03 $28.45 $59,170
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 7,770 0.47 $27.66 $57,540
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 230 0.10 $27.62 $57,450
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 740 0.09 $27.10 $56,370

Physical Therapy Assistant salaries by state are shown below on the
following Bureau of Labor Statistics map.



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Information on this page summarized from:
(1) Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides,http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physical-therapist-assistants-and-aides.htm
(2) Image Credit:Salary map by state from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010,31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes312021.htm
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